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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS062-81-65 Date: Mar. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-LOUISIANA
Feature: MOUTH OF MISS. R., SED.

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  STS062-081-065 Bird's Foot Delta, Mississippi River, Louisiana, U.S.A. March 1994
A constant supply of sediment ensures the dramatic growth into the Gulf of Mexico of the Mississippi River "bird's foot" delta. To ensure that the river is navigable by large, oceangoing vessels, jetties have been built on the westward-projecting main channel through the delta, whose shape changes daily. Because of heavy silting throughout the delta, constant dredging is required to keep the main channel open for ships traveling to New Orleans and beyond. The distance from the southern tip of the delta to the Port of New Orleans is 90 miles (144 kilometers).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 272k
Mission: STS062  
Roll - Frame: 81 - 65
Geographical Name: USA-LOUISIANA  
Features: MOUTH OF MISS. R., SED.  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N x 89.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 42   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 17  
Date: 19940305   YYYYMMDD
Time: 140348   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 27.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 91.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 109   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 20   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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